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Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

Ginger Cat Appreciation Day is September 1. Give your orange kitty a hug and extra treats or adopt one. Here are some things you should know about orange cats:

  • All orange cats are tabby cats with some sort of tabby marking! 
  • 80% of all orange tabby cats are male while more than 80% of calicos are female.
  • Similar to fair skinned human redheads, ginger kitties will often develop freckles on their noses, and sometimes their mouths.
  • The orange color comes from a pigment called pheomelanin, which can influence their color from cream to red. It’s the same pigment that produces red hair in humans.
  • There are many famous ginger cats. Here are just a few:
  • Winston Churchill was a cat lover with an orange tabby named Jock. His estate requires that an orange cat named Jock always live there.
  • Garfield from the infamous comic strip.
  • Puss in Boots from Shrek 2.
  • Spot from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
  • Hermione Granger’s cat, Crookshanks from Harry Potter.
  • Orion, holder of the Arquilian Galaxy from Men in Black.

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